News & Insights
- Website Law Alert – A Defense That May Succeed Against an ADA Non-Compliance SuitRaphael S. Nemes
A ruling from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has opened the door for a website owner to successfully defend a lawsuit claiming that a website does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by arguing that the issue has been resolved and the claim is moot.
- Trade Dress Infringement Claim and Related Discovery Triggered Insurer’s Duty to DefendJeffrey Chery, Ronald W. Meister
- CLL Partner Mary L. Kevlin Featured in Profile by “Super Lawyers”Mary L. Kevlin
“Super Lawyers” New York Metro 2019 featured Mary L. Kevlin in a profile entitled “Protecting the Plate.” We hope you enjoy reading the article.
- Fragrance Industry Insight – Different Bottle Configurations May Be Confusingly SimilarWilliam M. Borchard
Coscentra B.V. of the Netherlands sought to extend to the U.S. its International Registration of a three-dimensional perfume bottle in the shape of a male torso. A U.S. extension is examined just like any other U.S. application.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
We succesfully represented our client, Major League Baseball Partners, Inc.
- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
What They Say
- 2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
"I work with Joel Schmidt from Cowan Liebowitz & Latman on a regular basis. In fact, he is one of the leading trademark and copyright experts with whom I consult. He is very knowledgeable, has done a good job for our client in negotiations and has provided good advice on how to tackle complicated problems."2020 Best Law Firms
Many of the lawyers here earn vociferous praise from the market: chair Jonathan King and litigator Eric Shimanoff, for example, are “first-rate attorneys who demonstrate mastery of their subject”. Recently, these “zealous advocates” litigated against Crocs on behalf of Car-Freshener.2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Meichelle MacGregor is "a first-rate litigator and counsellor who recently won a Client Choice award for trademark practice in New York."2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
“Cowan is by far the best firm we’ve worked with and Jonathan Z. King is the principal reason. . . .In [one] case . . . the company threw a ton of money and resources against us, with a large trial team . . . but Jonny simply ripped them apart with his courtroom abilities and his sharp analysis of trademark law supporting our case. He’s so smart and really understands our business, but is also incredibly unpretentious and down-to-earth.”2018 Law.com
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